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Old Time Radio
Aug 20, 2019 dont1961
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From a live appearance on the Dixie Jubilee, in East Point, GA, on December 2, 1961, Patsy Cline thanks the fans for the cards and letters she received after her near fatal car accident the previous June.
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Topics: Patsy Cline, 1961, WTJH, country music, Bluegrass
Old Time Radio
Aug 10, 2019 dont1961
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Truth or Consequences was a radio quiz show that aired on NBC from 1940 to 1956. Hosted by Ralph Edwards, the “Truth” portion involved the participants answering an off-the-wall question in just two seconds. The questions were in fact formulated in such a way that the participant would not be able to answer it. In cases the question was answered correctly, there would be two or three follow-up questions. Basically, the idea was to make the participant go to the “Consequences” part of...
Topics: Ralph Edwards, Game show, WWII
Old Time Radio
Oct 21, 2018 dont1961
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Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold (May 15, 1918 - May 8, 2008) was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a so-called Nashville sound (country/popular music) innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones. He sold more than 85 million records. A member of the Grand Ole Opry (beginning 1943) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (beginning 1966), Arnold ranked 22nd on Country Music...
Topics: Country Music, Eddy Arnold, 1940's, Radio, Tennesee Stud, Cattle Call
Community Video
Nov 19, 2016 dont1961
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McLean wrote Vincent, also known as Starry, Starry Night, in the fall of 1970, while he was working for the Berkshire School District. He was living in the Sedgwick House, a beautiful Federal style house in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The inspiration came to him one morning while he was sitting on the veranda looking at a book about Vincent Van Gogh. As he studied a print of Van Goghs painting Starry Night, he realized that a song could be written about the artist through the painting....
Topics: Vincent, Starry Starry Night, Don Mclean
Old Time Radio
Jul 18, 2016 dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Smith, George Jones, Johnny Cash,...
Old Time Radio
Jul 18, 2016 dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Smith, George Jones, Johnny Cash,...
Old Time Radio
May 30, 2016 dont1961
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The top western stars of the silver screen were featured on the "All-Star Western Theatre", a highly entertaining series of shows first heard in 1946. First hosted by Cottonseed Clark and featured the music of Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, the broadcasts in this series is a virtual round-up of singing cowboys, including Tex Ritter, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely, and Ken Curtis, as well as Saturday Matinee favorites like Tim Holt, Wild Bill Elliott, Alan "Rocky"...
Topics: OTR, CBS, Mutual, Webers Bread, Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Eddie Dean, Tim Holt,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 27, 2016 dont1961
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A various mix of programs.
Topics: OTR, NBC, CBS, ABC, Tex Ritter, Burl Ives, Light Crust Doughboys, Red Foley, Hank Snow, Bert Parks,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 22, 2016 dont1961
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Various news and public service programs.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, News, ABC, NBC, CBS, WSM, Walter Winchell, Norman Corwin, Winston Churchill, Cold War,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 2, 2016 dont1961
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Buddy Starcher was born Oby Edgar Starcher, March 16th 1906 in West Virginia, he died November 2nd 2001. Starcher first learned to play banjo but later became an outstanding guitarist. In 1928, he was probably the first hillbilly artist to appear on radio in the Baltimore area. Between 1930 and 1960, he continually moved around, not only playing venues in his home state, Virginia and Kentucky (especially Charleston and Fairmont), but further afield to Miami, Iowa and Philadelphia. In 1946, he...
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Topics: OTR, Buddy Starcher, Sunway Vitamins, country, hillbilly, music
Old Time Radio
Mar 29, 2016 dont1961
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Crazy Water Crystals Program The program was broadcast from the lobby of the Crazy Water Hotel, about 1935-1940, both regionally and on the NBC networks. Crazy Water Crystals hired mostly country & hillbilly groups to play on the radio. A booming tourist industry grew in the town of Mineral Wells, Texas, Mineral Wells Radio in the early part of the 20th century, based on the alleged health benefits of the local waters. The program was broadcast from the Crazy Well Hotel in Mineral Wells...
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Topics: OTR, Crazy Water Crystals, 1930's, Country, Bluegrass
Old Time Radio
Mar 15, 2016 dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Horton, Patsy...
Old Time Radio
Mar 13, 2016 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Ozzie & Harriet, Gregory Peck, Raymond Burr, James Whitmore, If Freedom Fails, Great...
Old Time Radio
Feb 16, 2016 dont1961
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Launched in 1925, WSM became one of the most influential broadcasters in American history. While the "Grand Ole Opry" became its best known show, WSM's pop music and public affairs programming elevated it to the top tier of NBC's national network. Meanwhile, its staff laid the ground for Nashville's music industry.
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Topics: OTR, Chet Atkins, Freedom Theater, Hospitality Time, Jimmie Rodgers, Junior Grand Ole Opry, WSM,...
Old Time Radio
Dec 1, 2015 dont1961
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A short quarter hour show from station WSM "The Air Castle Of The South" featuring folk tales of Tennessee.
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Topics: OTR, WSM, 1953, 1954, 1955
Old Time Radio
Oct 17, 2015 dont1961
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The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio station studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an enterprising pioneer from the National Barn Dance program at...
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Topics: OTR, WSM, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Martha Carson, Lefty...
Old Time Radio
Oct 11, 2015 dont1961
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These broadcasts are among the last regularly-scheduled live performances of popular music on radio. Featuring Count Basie & his orchestra in the earlier broadcasts. Later broadcasts featured Sam "The Man" Taylor & his orchestra with Big Al Sears. Sponsored by Camel cigarettes. April 7, 1956 - Was the first ever regularly scheduled network rock 'n' roll broadcast - Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party - with Alan Freed premiered on CBS Radio.
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Topics: Alan Freed, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Sunny Gale, The Rover Boys, The Chordettes, Tony Bennett,...
Old Time Radio
Oct 2, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, WWII, OTR, Showtime, Dinah Shore, Radio Theater, Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, Mystery...
Old Time Radio
Sep 25, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: OTR, AFRS, WWII, Fred Allen, Orson Welles, Words With Music, Merle Oberon, Margo, Ann Richards,...
Old Time Radio
Sep 12, 2015 dont1961
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The truth was one of the most powerful and prolific weapons used in WWII. By distorting, suppressing, or releasing it, morale fluctuated and battles were won and lost. Radio was a primary vehicle for the dissemination of information, both true and false, and played a significant role in WWII. Similarly, propaganda played its own major role in the war and in truth. Radio was used to propagate, but eventually employed the technique of propaganda through advertising.
Topics: WWII, OTR, For The Record, What Are We Fighting For, Passport For Adams, Robert Young, V-E Day,...
Old Time Radio
Sep 10, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Armistice Day, Charlie Ruggles, Cass Daley, Diana Lynn, Showtime, Eddie Canter,...
Old Time Radio
Aug 19, 2015 dont1961
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Hank Williams was born September 17, 1923, in Mount Olive, Alabama. Considered one of the most popular American country music singer/songwriters with songs like "Cold, Cold Heart," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." He died of a heart attack at the age of 29 in Oak Hill, West Virginia on January 1, 1953 in the backseat of his Cadillac.
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Topics: OTR, Hank Williams, Aunt Jemima, Mother's Best Flour, Naughton Farms, Garden Spot, The Health &...
Old Time Radio
Aug 19, 2015 dont1961
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Just a few Public Service show's from long ago.
Topics: Public Service, WPA, We Hold These Truths, Orson Welles, Merle Travis, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Ellis...
Old Time Radio
Aug 18, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Jill's All Time Jukebox, Benny Goodman, GI Jill, Purple...
Old Time Radio
Jul 30, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Basic Music Library, Sam Cooke, World In Music, Vincent Price, Music We Love,...
Old Time Radio
Jul 22, 2015 dont1961
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In 1950 Paul began hosting a 15-minute radio program, titled The Les Paul Show, for NBC Radio. The program featured his trio, which included Ford and rhythm player Eddie Stapleton. Playful interaction between Paul and Ford was interspersed in the performances, which included such tunes as "In the Mood" and "Tiger Rag". The show was later adapted for NBC TV as Les Paul and Mary Ford at Home, airing in 5-minute intervals as a fill-in segment between regular programming.
Topics: OTR, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Eddie Stapleton, Guitar, Music, Nola, In The Mood, Tiger Rag, Steel...
Old Time Radio
Jul 6, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, WWII, OTR, Basin Street, GI Journal, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Brooks, Lena Horne, Mel Blanc,...
Community Video
Jun 30, 2015 dont1961
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four In Apple Blossom Time Sleepy Serenade Aurora Gimme Some Skin, My Friend Hula-Ba-Luau
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Topics: WWII, Andrew Sisters, Big Band, Jitter Bug
Community Video
Jun 29, 2015 dont1961
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"Chattanooga Choo Choo", was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996, and was awarded the first Gold Record for sales of 1.2 million. From the 1941 film "Sun Valley Serenade" starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, and Lynn Bari.
Topics: Glenn Miller, Sun Valley Serenade, Big Band, 1941, WWII
Old Time Radio
Jun 16, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Big Band, Bing Crosby, Your Radio Theatre, Blondie, Command Performance, Betty Grable,...
Old Time Radio
May 18, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Basic Music Library, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Ginny Simms, Spike...
Old Time Radio
May 5, 2015 dont1961
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Missing episode #249 transferred from Bud Abbott's personal reference 78rpm discs. Still in the original package Post Marked 04-15-49 and addressed to Mr. Bud Abbott from Universal Recording Studios in Hollywood California. This is where Bud Abbott & Lou Costello recorded their famous radio show for ABC STUDIOS! The Broadcast is From KECA AM-FM Los Angeles, California.
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Topics: OTR, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Abbott & Costello, KECA
Old Time Radio
May 1, 2015 dont1961
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The word cruisin' doesn't appear in the dictionary, but it's a familiar word to millions of people who did it. CRUISIN' THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES, is a year-by-year recreation of pop music radio during the years 1955 through 1970. Each album is not just a collection of the top pop music of a particular year, but a total recreation by a top disk jockey (of that year) doing his original program over a major pop music station. That means actual commercials, promotional jingles, sound effects,...
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Topics: Cruisin', Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Rock & Roll, Jimmie Rogers, The Diamonds, The Platters, The...
Old Time Radio
Apr 30, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, WWII, OTR, Date With The Duke, Village Store, George Raft, Hildegarde, Swingtime, Bob Crosby,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 28, 2015 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Army's V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
Topics: AFRS, WWII, Abbott & Costello, Skinnay Ennis, Hal Kemp, Vaughn Monroe, Glenn Miller, Kate...
Old Time Radio
Apr 26, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Jazz, Big Band, Basic Music Library, Boyd Raeburn, Dizzy Gillespie, Ways of Mankind,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 18, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Duffys Tavern, California Melodies, Hildegarde, Eddie Cantor, Johnny Mercer, Louis...
Old Time Radio
Apr 3, 2015 dont1961
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"SO THE STORY GOES" Human -interest stories based on authentic fact; little known quirks of fate that have changed the destiny of man-kind; spine -tingling yarns of science, history, art, literature and sports - all these are included. Johnnie Neblett, the narrator, has a wealth of radio and film experience behind him which, coupled with splendid delivery and a dramatic sense of timing, makes "So the Story Goes" an entertainment feature for the whole family. (Manitola...
Topics: OTR, WWII, So The Story Goes, Johnnie Neblett, Hyde Park Beer, History
Old Time Radio
Mar 28, 2015 dont1961
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Cmdr. Charles Brendler 1898-1965 Charles Brendler was born in 1898 and joined the Navy at the age of 15 in 1913. His enlistment began in two peculiar ways, as he was living in New York City at the time and auditioned on board the USS Florida, anchored in the New York Harbor. Brendler was the only musician to pass the physical, but had to hide his age, telling the recruiters that he was 18 years old. While serving on the Florida, he ended up seeking out clarinet teachers at the various foreign...
Topics: OTR, US Navy Band, Cmdr. Charles Brendler, Navy Recruitment, US Navy, Music, US Navy Orchestra
Old Time Radio
Mar 26, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, GI Jive, GI Jill, Jubilee, Stan Kenton, Lena Horne, Eddie Cantor, Showtime, Alan Young,...
Old Time Radio
Mar 18, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Command Performance, Ida Lupino, Suspense, GI Jive, The Whistler, Downbeat, GI Journal,...
Old Time Radio
Mar 6, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Chet Atkins, Spade Cooley, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Basic Music Library, Jack...
Old Time Radio
Feb 23, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Jimmie Dolan, Doris Day, Harry James, Paul Weston, Hymns, This...
Old Time Radio
Feb 21, 2015 dont1961
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These are just some shows I ran across, some are not available, so I thought someone would be interested in hearing them.
Topics: Bob Hope, OTR, WWII, USO, YMCA, John Daly, Churchill
Old Time Radio
Feb 18, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Burns and Allen, Sound Off, WWII, Globe Theater, Jack Benny, George Olsen, Xavier Cugat,...
Old Time Radio
Jan 21, 2015 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Benny Goodman, Lena Horne, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, GI Jive, GI Jill, Harry...
Old Time Radio
Dec 31, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, GI JIVE, Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, Words With Music, Stan Kenton, One Night Stand,...
Old Time Radio
Oct 28, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Serenade For Strings, WWII, Swingtime, Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme, Concert Hall, Lionel...
Old Time Radio
Oct 25, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Date With The Duke, Spike Jones, Frances Langford, Charlie Ruggles, Duffys Tavern,...
Old Time Radio
Sep 27, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, GI Jive, Count Bassie, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Helen Forrest, Dick...
Old Time Radio
Sep 9, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Sports Quiz, Sound Off, Blondie, Fanny Brice, Command Performance, Cary Grant,...
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 9, 2014
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Command Performance, Blondie, Hymns From Home, Sound Off, Jubilee, Music From America,...
Old Time Radio
Aug 29, 2014 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Armyâs V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music especially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941,six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Section...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, WWII, Carol Bruce, Red Norvo, Tommy Dorsey, V-Disc, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Josh...
Old Time Radio
Aug 23, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Mail Call, Fanny Brice, Fred bWaring, Pearl Bailey, Music Hall, Bing Crosbey, Suspense,...
Old Time Radio
Aug 19, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Dinah Shore, Vaughn Monroe, Gracie Fields, Fred Allen, Mail Call, GI Journal, Bing...
Old Time Radio
Aug 11, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, Globe Theater, Mystery Playhouse, Mail Call, One Night Stand, Personal Album, G I Jill, Harry...
Old Time Radio
Jul 19, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: OTR, AFRS, Yank Bandstand, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Jubilee, Ginger Rogers, Jills All Time Juke Box,...
Old Time Radio
Jun 21, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Kim Hunter, Eddie Canter, Charlie Barnet, Kay Starr, Bing Crosby, Jhonny Mercer, GI...
Old Time Radio
May 3, 2014 dont1961
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The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours...
Topics: AFRS, OTR, Duke Ellington, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Betty Hutton, Bob Hope, Bing...
Old Time Radio
Apr 27, 2014 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941 , six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare...
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Topics: AFRS, WWII, Bing Crosby, Mills Brothers, Mitchell Ayers, Count Bassie, Earl Hines, Dick Haymes,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 17, 2014 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941 , six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare...
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Topics: AFRS, WWII, Glenn Miller, Mildred Bailey, Hazel Scott, Frank Sinatra, Spike Jones, Sister Tharpe,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 12, 2014 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941 , six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare...
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Topics: WWII, Bing Crosby, AFRS, OTR, Glenn Miller, Dick Haymes, Spike Jones, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore,...
Old Time Radio
Apr 4, 2014 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
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Topics: WWII, Judy Garland, Glenn Miller, Charlie Spivak, Swing, Big Band, V-Disc, OTR, Harry James, Al...
Old Time Radio
Apr 2, 2014 dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
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Topics: WWII, Bing Crosby, Roy Acuff, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Freddie Martin, Perry Como, Dinah Shore,...
Old Time Radio
Mar 12, 2014 dont1961
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These V-Discs all came as a set and are in great shape, I've included one acetate from WOR that was right in the middle of the stack. The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, Kaye Kyser, Al Noble, Pete Johnson, Hal McIntyre, Jimmy Dorsey, Swing, Big Band, Freddy...
Old Time Radio
Feb 27, 2014 dont1961
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All Transcriptions are from the USS Bostwick DE-103 WWII, all discs are still in the original shipping container. Some of these shows are unavailable anywhere.I'll post more here as get them encoded.I hope everyone can enjoy these historic shows.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, AFRS, Comedy, Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Bill Boyd, Bob Wills, Mail Call, Yank Bandstand, At...
Old Time Radio
Feb 21, 2014 dont1961
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All Transcriptions are from the USS Bostwick DE-103 WWII, all discs are still in the original shipping container. Some of these shows are unavailable anywhere.I'll post more here as get them encoded.I hope everyone can enjoy these historic shows.
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Topics: OTR, WWII, Bob Hope, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, AFRS, Comedy, Big Band, Swing